Planning Community Services in the Downtown Core

In 2015, Social Planning Toronto (SPT), Canadian Urban Institute and Swerhun Facilitation conducted a Community Services and Facilities Study for the City of Toronto’s TOcore: Planning Toronto’s Downtown initiative. TOcore is a three-year inter-divisional initiative, led by City Planning. The purpose of TOcore is to ensure growth positively contributes to Toronto’s downtown as a great Read More …

Sign the Petition: Time for Province to Pass Inclusionary Zoning Legislation!

We need your help to send a strong message to the provincial government to act now on its commitment to provide municipalities with inclusionary zoning powers. On Monday, March 14, after many years of urging, the Province announced that it would finally pass legislation giving municipalities inclusionary zoning powers. With these new powers, municipalities will Read More …

Social Planning Toronto is looking to hire a full-time Communications Officer

SPT is seeking a full-time Communications Officer, with a proven track record working in the area of communications focused on community development and action. This position encompasses the development and implementation of the overall communications, public relations and media strategies of SPT. Responsibilities Develop and implement internal and external communication strategies/policies; Prepare SPT annual communications Read More …

Social Planning Toronto is pleased to announce that the Frances Lankin Community Service Award for 2016 will be presented to Debbie Douglas

Social Planning Toronto is pleased to announce that the Frances Lankin Community Service Award for 2016 will be presented to Debbie Douglas Debbie Douglas Debbie Douglas has a long and impressive track record as a leader in the settlement sector and has made an outstanding contribution in other sectors over the last 25 years in Read More …

SPT Consultation Report: Private-Sector Rental Housing in Greater Toronto

Over 100 service providers and housing advocates in Toronto, Peel Region and York Region took part in consultations on private-sector rental housing. As a member of the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership (NCRP), Social Planning Toronto, in partnership with the Social Planning Council of Peel and the Social Planning Council of York Region, organized five consultations Read More …